Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesdays Parenthood

Do any of you watch this show?  It's one of my guilty pleasures...
Lately one of the main topics has been one of the kids (she's 16) dating a boy who is 19.  In this picture, starting at the left, she's the teen in a denim jacket and brown pants.  
The girl drives me crazy... just fyi.
Anyway, the boyfriend works at a soup kitchen, he's 19, hasn't finished high school, is a recovering alcoholic (6 months sober), and lives by himself.  
The parents think he's a nice kid, but not a good situation for their 16 year old daughter to be involved with.  
So what's the daughter do? Dates him behind her parents backs.  The parents of course find out, because that's just how life works, right?  She's in trouble, of course.
She moves out, moves in with her grandparents....  and the parents allow it.

So really, I know this is t.v. but did anyone have this type of childhood?  Where you can speak that freely towards your parents and just move out because your parents won't let you date the boy that you want to date?  And seriously, if my parents allowed my 16 year old to move in with them because of this type of situation, oh hell no there would be some serious fighting happening.  

Look at this girl, she's got some serious attitude on her face...
I'll give it to her though, she's a good actress!


Stephanie in Suburbia said...

I have to say, I would be really annoyed if my parents became the barrier like that. There are out of control things like drugs or something that maybe necessitates a separation, but dating a dropout at 16? I dunno. Get over it!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I haven't watched the show, but, now, I didn't have that childhood. Not realistic to me.

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

I know a girl who did exactly that- different situation though. she's done it twice actually, and her parents continue to pay for her car insurance, give her fuel money, pay her cell phone bill, etc. You should read my latest post at KC. She is rude to her parents, and they put up with it. What should have happened is she should have had her pickup, fuel money and cell phone yanked from her. And honestly it shouldn't have gotten that out of hand to begin with. And as for stephanie- there's a big difference btwn a 16 and 19yo. I didn't understand that at 16, but at almost 34 I totally do.